Groceries

At this time, PRC is providing on-site only, no-contact emergency food and financial assistance.  Art, job workshops, computer and literacy classes have begun to transition to virtual classes. Visit Modified Food Hours to see current PRC food schedule.

PRC’s Annual Report for FY2020 is published and ready to read! See how PRC adapted to the pandemic and how our services are needed more than ever.

Click here to access the issue.

 

PRC is launching monthly online ordering for clients using the Food Pantry. It’s simple and it’s free.  Neighbors have from February 24 – March 3 to go to www.mypantryexpress.org/peoplesrc and order their groceries. Their pickup day, at our Westmont location, is March 8.  A second signup occurs March 10 – 17, with a Westmont pickup on March 22. If you know anyone who could use this service, please pass on this information.

 

What We Do

Food Pantry

Our pantry offers a variety of fresh, quality food to meet families’ choices and nutritional needs, and connects people with other services and resources.

Refurbished Computers & Training

From homework to finding a job, computers have become an essential tool in everyday life.  We all need technology and skills to thrive in the digital age.

Our free Refurbished Computers and Training Programs help you gain the skills and tools you need in this digital world.

Social Services

People’s Resource Center offers social services, financial assistance, and emergency rent and mortgage assistance to qualifying clients.  We connect with neighbors at risk of homelessness, to develop strategies to stay housed and stable.

Financial Assistance and Social Services

Emergency Rent and Mortgage Assistance

Job Assistance

Our neighbors seek to build and improve employment skills. The Job Assistance program at People’s Resource Center helps unemployed and underemployed residents of DuPage County find and keep a job.  We provide free workshops and one-on-one job search coaching.

Art Program

Art helps us express ourselves in both times of challenge and times of joy. People’s Resource Center offers free art classes for DuPage County residents.  Classes include painting, ceramics, collage, and more.

Adult Learning & Literacy

Inclusive and informed communities are strong communities. The Adult Learning and Literacy program offers free instruction in English, math, and reading, as well as preparation for GED and citizenship tests.  Learning occurs in classrooms, small groups, and one-on-one sessions with volunteer tutors.

Clothes Closet

People’s Resource Center clients may shop in our Clothes Closet for free, gently-used, seasonal clothing for men, women, and children.

Clothes Closet

How You Can Help

Support PRC by becoming a volunteer.
Support PRC with your donations.
Participate in various events for PRC.

Upcoming Events

Intermediate Watercolor

03/05/2021
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Fridays from March 5- April 9 at 10:00am For adults Watch live demos to learn watercolor techniques for painting landscapes!  Watercolor paints, brushes and paper can be delivered before the class.  Please request supplies by emailing Lesley at

Free Zoom Job Workshop – Are You Linked In?

03/04/2021
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Together with the Downers Grove Library, the PRC Job Assistance Program presents "Are You LinkedIn". Learn how to leverage the social networking site LinkedIn to enhance your job search and create results. The workshop is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend.

Our Impact

For over 45 years, People’s Resource Center has greeted everyone with dignity, respect and compassion – and is a responsible steward of our resources.  PRC meets people where they are, every day.  In 2019, we reached nearly 25,000 neighbors with emergency help and empowering programs.  And everything PRC does is made possible by the over 2,600 inspiring volunteers and dedicated supporters who encourage us in our important work.

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